NMHH: Developments in the infocommunications sector usher in a new digital era
Budapest, 14 October 2015 - Progress in our digital world is mainly hindered by the digital divide between businesses and consumers. Everyone should have the means to close this gap. In addition to access to modern technical equipment, this also entails media awareness, emphasised Monika Karas, President of Hungary's National Media and Infocommunications Authority, at the ITU Telecom World 2015 international conference held between 12–15 October. As one of the twenty founding members, Hungary hosts the event at a worthy venue to close the 150th jubilee year in the history of ITU (International Telecommunication Union) and, also, to allow Hungarian infocommunications businesses to introduce themselves to the international audience of professionals.
In her opening speech, President of NMHH Monika Karas stressed that technology and innovation always go hand-in-hand; however, the link between the two has never been stronger. Effective technological progress is no longer an exclusive privilege of large corporations but it is now available to everyday consumers. This is exactly why ensuring a free flow of infocommunications services is so important so that neither infrastructural characteristics, nor state borders could prevent those willing to join the virtual world connected by the Internet. Modern infocommunications consumers are not only conscious in their use of these technical devices but they also fuel the development of services as their expectations grow, which service providers, in turn, are forced to follow through. Thus, digital progress is important not only in and of itself but it is also a driving force for progress in other economic sectors.
ITU Telecom World 2015 is a forum to discuss, among other things, these impacts and forms of cooperation where constantly emerging new technological solutions redefine the industry day after day: 5G-based mobile communication technology of the future, regulatory issues and the evolution of IoT and cloud solutions.
Hosting the event in Budapest is exceptionally important for NMHH as the professionals working at the Hungarian authority have, since the very beginning of the regulatory process of telecommunications and infocommunications, contributed to sectoral development with a number of scientific works and regulatory proposals. NMHH is continuously involved in the work of various ITU working groups. As a result, NMHH can represent Hungarian interests in creating the regulatory framework, and obtain new know-how on future infocommunications technologies to use in long-term development projects in Hungary. Read more, on NMHH's website, here...